Monday, December 2, 2013

Review of 'Best Served Cold' by Tawdra Kandle


By Tawdra Kandle

Sometimes revenge is your only choice. . .

Julia worked for weeks planning the perfect surprise birthday party for her boyfriend, Liam, but that night, she was the one who got the biggest shock. He broke up with her in front of all their friends, humiliating her in the process.

Clearly revenge was in order.

The plan is simple. Make him jealous, win him back, and then crush his heart. Fair is fair. However, there is one little hiccup and he has curly brown hair and dimples.

Jesse is everything she wants. With him, she could almost forget her bruised heart. Almost. Julia has one choice: let Liam walk away after everything he did, or lose a chance at love in pursuit of payback.

**My thoughts**

This book is another example of why I love to read Tawdra Kandle's books. She has an ability to capture real life situations in fun fictional reads, with little twists here and there that may or may not have happened to someone in real life. Even if they haven't, you can easily see the situations playing out.

Who hasn't been burned in a relationship? Granted, most of us haven't been completely humiliated on such a grand scale, but many of us have been dumped when we didn't think the relationship was over. We have felt hurt and embarrassed and desperately wanted to extract some kind of revenge on some level. Most of us aren't willing to do it on such a grand stage as social media and a blog.

That being said, it is altogether possible that people are more likely to do it on such a grand stage, in this day and age of social media. However, Julia learns a lesson during her revenge campaign, from which others could easily learn before embarking on their own version.

In general, I found Julia to be a relatable character. I saw so much of myself in her, down to the weakness for a man with curly hair and dimples.

As with all good romantic comedies and chick lit, you pretty much know where this story is going. You are able to figure out many of the little twists in the plot well before the characters do. But what is most important is that the journey to those endings is an entertaining one. And, there is more to come. I can't wait for the next book!


Tawdra Kandle has been a writer since pens were invented. Her first published story appeared in Child Life magazine when she was 13 years old. She took a brief hiatus of about thirty years to hone her craft, get married and have four children before publishing the young adult quartet The King Series. She has since published books in both the adult and new adult romantic genre. Tawdra lives in Florida with her husband and children, both skin and fur-types. Oh, and yes--she has purple hair.  

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